Join the Literary Review of Canada for lively discussion of everything from energy policy to new fiction. We also co-produce Spur, Canada’s national festival of politics, art and ideas.

Upcoming Events

  • September 29, 2015

    5:00 pm

    George Ignatieff Theatre

    Toronto

    SSHRC ParticipantsThe LRC Presents…Predicament of Youth
    2014 SSHRC Impact Award Winners share their research
  • October 6, 2015

    7:00 pm

    Hart House, Music Room

    Toronto

    Michael Den TandtThe LRC Presents…Measuring Canada’s Middle Class
    Writer and political journalist Michael Den Tandt on the state of the middle class.
  • October 20, 2015

    7:00 pm

    George Ignatieff Theatre

    Toronto

    Lewis, MarcThe LRC Presents…Why Addiction is Not A Disease
    Neuroscientist and professor of developmental psychology Marc Lewis argues addiction is an exaggerated outcome of normal learning.
  • November 3, 2015

    7:00 pm

    Hart House, Debates Room

    Toronto

    Alain DeneaultThe LRC Presents…Tax Haven Canada
    Alain Deneault explains how Canada became one of the most attractive tax havens for foreign interests.
  • December 3, 2015

    7:00 pm

    Hart House, Debates Room

    Toronto

    Bessma MomaniThe LRC Presents…The Silent Promise of Arab Youth
    Scholar Bessma Momani describes the hidden potential of the Middle East's youth.
  • February 2, 2016

    7:00 pm

    Hart House, Debates Room

    Toronto

    Gordon G ChangThe LRC Presents…China’s Turbulent Third Era
    Gordon G. Chang explores new approaches to dealing with a China moving in a troubling direction.
  • March 1, 2016

    7:00 pm

    Hart House, Music Room

    Toronto

    Sally ArmstrongThe LRC Presents…Girl Power: The Rising Economic Potential of Women
    Journalist and human rights activist Sally Armstrong discusses women and their shifting position in the world.

Past Events

  • February 9, 2015

    6:00 pm

    Isabel Bader Theatre

    The LRC Presents…How Can Cancer Be Beaten?
    Imperial College London oncologist, DR. JUSTIN STEBBING on new breakthroughs in personalized treatment.
  • November 3, 2014

    7:00 pm

    Gardiner Museum

    Toronto

    The LRC Presents…Unlearning the Great War’s Lessons
    Professor of Russian and Eastern European History Ana Siljak looks at today's world through the lens of the 20th century's great conflicts
  • October 6, 2014

    7:00 pm

    Gardiner Museum

    Toronto

    The LRC Presents…Breaking Down the Door
    Robert Sirman, former CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts, on politics and the public service
  • May 29, 2014

    12:00 pm

    Gardiner Museum

    Toronto

    Literate LunchesLunch with Terry Fallis
    Have lunch with award-winning author and Canada Reads champion Terry Fallis, who reads and discusses his new novel, No Relation.
  • May 5, 2014

    7:00 pm

    Gardiner Museum

    Toronto

    The LRC Presents…Rebuilding Ontario
    With Matthew Mendelsohn and Mike Moffatt
  • March 3, 2014

    7:00 pm

    Gardiner Museum

    Toronto

    The LRC Presents…Baby Boom Bust
    Jim Leech and Jacquie McNish on the challenges of reaching the pension promised land.
  • February 27, 2014

    12:00 pm

    Gardiner Museum

    Toronto

    Literate LunchesThe Changing Face of Modernism in Toronto
    Join Shawn Micallef, senior editor and co-owner of the independent, Jane Jacobs prize-winning magazine, Spacing, as he talks about our changing city, culture, and buildings.
  • February 3, 2014

    7:00 pm

    Gardiner Museum

    Toronto

    The LRC Presents…Ghostly Messengers
    A leading astrophysicist explains the pervasive, invisible particles key to understanding our cosmos.
  • December 2, 2013

    7:00 pm

    Gardiner Museum

    Toronto

    The LRC Presents…In Praise of Winners
    Maclean's editor Paul Wells on Canada's unhealthy suspicion of political success.
  • November 27, 2013

    12:00 pm

    Gardiner Museum

    Toronto

    Literate LunchesDead Animals I Have Known
    Novelist Alissa York reflects on the totemic power of the animal carcass